Monday, March 13, 2017

Astros Transaction Update

There haven't been too many Astros transactions since last I checked in, but let's catch up!

Chaz Pal - August 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

  • 3-13: LHP Kevin Chapman claimed off waivers by Braves
  • 3-12: LHP Kevin Chapman placed on waivers (per Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle)
  • 3-8: 3B Oliver Van Der Wijst (19-year old from the Dominican Republic)
  • 2-?: C Jorge Martinez released (reported by Baseball America for the week of 2-17 to 2-24); 25th round pick in 2015
  • 2-?: 1B Cristopher Luciano released (reported by BA for the week of 2-17 to 2-24)
  • 2-?: OF Edgar Lorenzo released (reported by BA for the week of 2-17 to 2-24)
  • 2-?: OF Chaz Pal released (reported by BA for the week of 2-17 to 2-24); 38th round draft pick in 2016
  • 2-13: P Nathanael Ventura signed (discrepancy in MLB on LH vs. RH) - 21-year old
  • 2-13: LHP Denilson Lugo - 19-year old
You can find an ongoing list of the Off-Season Transactions throughout the system here.

In addition, the following players were re-assigned from major league camp to minor league camp as the Astros made their first cuts on Sunday:

C Garrett Stubbs
RHP Edison Frias
LHP Brian Holmes
RHP Cy Sneed
RHP Aaron West